Event #47: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em

Ante-Only Final Table Set

• Level 19: 1,000-1,000, 6,000 ante
Jeremy Joseph

A total of 80 players turned up for Day 2 of the $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em event, just eight spots shy of the money.

The bubble burst quickly and play continued at a rather brisk pace as big name hopefuls like Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Jason Somerville, and eventually Maria Ho took the money and ran.

Overnight leader Ryan D'Angelo destroyed for most of the day and held onto that lead until a few late miscues saw him fall towards the middle of the pack. He did hold onto a spot in the final nine, however, which was set midway through the event's 19th level.

Thanks to a flurry at the end, Jeremy Joseph grabbed the lead just ahead of Simeon Naydenov.

Outside of D'Angelo, the most notable pro in the final nine would have to be Adam Levy, who will be making his first World Series of Poker final table Wednesday after a number of close calls in the past.

Although Naydenov won a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout event last year, Jeremy Joseph made two final tables at the 2013 WSOP Europe and Arthur Pro came a heartbreaking second in a $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event in 2013.

This will also be Jesse McEuen's second WSOP final table, but the rest of the pack, including Rhys Jones, Herbert Yarbrough and Jonas Lauck will all be first-timers.

The action will heat up Wednesday at 1 p.m. and the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be here to capture every hand. Tune in then to see who is crowned this year's Ante-only champ.

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Tags: Adam LevyDaniel NegreanuHerbert YarbroughJason SomervilleJonas LauckMaria HoPhil HellmuthRhys JonesRyan D'AngeloSimeon Naydenov